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Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, Kaunas

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Learn about traditional rural life in Lithuania at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum. Stretching 175 hectares (432 acres), it is one of the largest museums of its type in Europe and explores the four main ethnographic regions of the country: Aukštaitija, Samogitia, Dzūkija, and Suvalkija. There are about 140 buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries grouped into farmsteads, villages, and towns. Inside, the restored interiors and furnishings reflect the popular styles of the time from different social classes. Once you've finished visiting the houses, stroll among the beehives, wells, flower gardens, orchards, and monuments for further insights into the way people lived here. You can approach staff with any questions about Lithuanian customs and culture. You will have to walk a significant distance to experience all the museum has to offer, so wear sensible shoes. To visit Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum on your trip to Kaunas, use our Kaunas holiday planner.
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  • Lithuania through the ages in miniature, more a country park with traditional buildings, this is a great place to go walking while learning about the history of the country. Nothing really original in...  read more »
  • It's big. Plan for three to five hours. You might stay less than that, but plan to be there that long. Eat a good breakfast before you go. Wear comfortable shoes and plan to walk a lot (unless you go ...  read more »
  • One of the largest open-air museums in Europe, located 25 km East from Kaunas, built in the 60's. It shows the way of life of Lithuanians from all the different regions of the country. It is very inte...  read more »
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